A WHOLE OTHER SIDE OF THE COIN: GROWING UP BLACK IN A WHITE HOUSEHOLD

“The struggle is real.” a home is a home When you are child, no matter what the household you grow up in, a home is a home. But what happens … Continue reading A WHOLE OTHER SIDE OF THE COIN: GROWING UP BLACK IN A WHITE HOUSEHOLD

WHEN THEY’RE BROUGHT INTO THE WORLD: CHILDREN OF INTERRACIAL RELATIONSHIPS AND THEIR STRUGGLES

“Yanked in both directions.” the struggle is real When growing up in the United States as a biracial child, you are sometimes stuck between the two worlds of the racial … Continue reading WHEN THEY’RE BROUGHT INTO THE WORLD: CHILDREN OF INTERRACIAL RELATIONSHIPS AND THEIR STRUGGLES

WHEN THE HURT ENJOYS HURT: WHEN A GROUP THAT HAS BEEN HURT RELISH IN THE HURT NOW THEMSELVES

“I want you to see what’s like to be me.” my pain Anyone that belongs to group of people who have had to endure a long history of pain must … Continue reading WHEN THE HURT ENJOYS HURT: WHEN A GROUP THAT HAS BEEN HURT RELISH IN THE HURT NOW THEMSELVES

THE PARIAH PEOPLE: WHY WERE BLACK PEOPLE CHOSEN TO BE THIS PARIAH IN HISTORY

“Chosen, yet why?” the history The African American population has inhabited the United States since the original Africans were brought to America in the early 1600’s. And since then there … Continue reading THE PARIAH PEOPLE: WHY WERE BLACK PEOPLE CHOSEN TO BE THIS PARIAH IN HISTORY

FITTING IN: WHAT IT’S LIKE AS A BLACK PERSON EXISTING IN A NON BLACK ENVIRONMENT

“Trying to feel welcome.” new face new challenge Growing up, I have always been one of the only African American students in my class and school. And for me, I … Continue reading FITTING IN: WHAT IT’S LIKE AS A BLACK PERSON EXISTING IN A NON BLACK ENVIRONMENT

RECONCILIATION: WILL THE BLACK AND WHITE COMMUNITIES EVER END THE TENSION

“Ease the tension.” a history of tension In the United States over the past few centuries the tensions between the White and Black population has gotten better, but still remain … Continue reading RECONCILIATION: WILL THE BLACK AND WHITE COMMUNITIES EVER END THE TENSION

FORCED OUT: WHAT IS COMING OF MOSTLY BLACK NEIGHBORHOODS BECAUSE OF GENTRIFICATION

“We’re moving out, they’re moving in.” a harsh reality For me growing up in a predominantly Black neighborhood, I have seen over the recent years a lot of major changes. … Continue reading FORCED OUT: WHAT IS COMING OF MOSTLY BLACK NEIGHBORHOODS BECAUSE OF GENTRIFICATION

MINORITY SELECTION: WHO WILL BE THE NEXT MINORITY PRESIDENT

“Whose next?” 2020 and beyond The presidential election run of Barack Obama left a door open for the next president either Black or any other ethnic group. But the question … Continue reading MINORITY SELECTION: WHO WILL BE THE NEXT MINORITY PRESIDENT

TAKING A KNEE: WHY IS THERE STILL A STARK DIFFERENCE BETWEEN WHITE AND BLACK SENTIMENT ON NFL PROTEST

“In protest of…..” on one knee Ever since former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick got down on one knee during an NFL game to protest police brutality in America during the … Continue reading TAKING A KNEE: WHY IS THERE STILL A STARK DIFFERENCE BETWEEN WHITE AND BLACK SENTIMENT ON NFL PROTEST

OUTSIDE VIEWS: WHAT DO OTHER ETHNIC GROUPS THINK OF AMERICA’S RACIAL RELATIONSHIPS

“What do they think?” not us or them When you observe the Black and White relationship in America, you can’t help but to acknowledge how stressful the issues can be. … Continue reading OUTSIDE VIEWS: WHAT DO OTHER ETHNIC GROUPS THINK OF AMERICA’S RACIAL RELATIONSHIPS

POST RACIAL: ARE WE REALLY AS RACIAL TODAY AS IN THE PAST

“How far are we now?” out the past In the recent years, we have found ourselves having the old topics of race relationships in America once again. With the introduction … Continue reading POST RACIAL: ARE WE REALLY AS RACIAL TODAY AS IN THE PAST

THE SENSITIVITY THAT IS US: WHERE DOES THE FEELING OF AN ALLEGED RACIAL INTERACTION COME FROM

“I feel this way and don’t even know why.” Walking up the street, a White woman grabs her purse as I walk by; I instantly go into a space. A … Continue reading THE SENSITIVITY THAT IS US: WHERE DOES THE FEELING OF AN ALLEGED RACIAL INTERACTION COME FROM